The University of Maine men’s basketball team dropped their 3 straight game of the young season in the semi-finals at the Mohegan Sun Arena area of the Hall Of Fame Tournament as they shot just 32.7% from the floor on 17-52, 15.8% from beyond the arc on 3 for 19 and 60% from the line on 9 of 15 as the fell to South Alabama 68-46.
South Alabama led at the half 36-26.
South Alabama evened their record to 2-2 and Maine dropped to 0-3.
South Alabama out shot the Bears from the floor on 27-60 for 45%, 7-28 from beyond the 3 point line on 9 of 28 for 28% and shot 87.5% from the charity stripe 7 for 8.
South Alabama out rebounded Maine 40-33.
South Alabama had 14 assists and Maine only had 6 on 17 FG’s.
South Alabama committed 11 turnovers, Maine 16.
Maine committed 12 fouls, South Alabama 18.
South Alabama’s bench scored 34 points to Maine’s bench at 12.
Points in the paint. South Alabama 34 Maine 22.
For Maine Calixe with 13 and Bryant 11 points paced Maine, while 3 South Alabama players hit double figures. Ajayi 18, Sikes 15 and Mitchell 11.
Maine plays the loser of the Sacred Heart-St.Peters game at 12:30pm Tomorrow in the consolation game while South Alabama meets the winner of the Sacred Heart-St. Peters at 8:00pm tomorrow in the championship game.